TN: 2001 Twomey Merlot Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

  • 2001 Twomey Merlot Napa Valley - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/21/2013)
    En magnum. Double decanted 3 hours prior to service. This handling did wonders for the wine, allowing the color to deepen a little and the flavors to come together.

Deep red with a little color change on the rim. A nose dominated by raspberries with a bit of cedar. Tannins are still present but mostly resolved. The palate is primarily red fruits with a bit of mint and earth. This bottle showed spectacularly, beyond my every expectation. I don’t think it will improve from here, so I wouldn’t hold these longer but there’s no need to rush to drink them. But give them a bit of air to show their best. (92 pts.)

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